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What do you do with your reception aged DC after school?

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choceyes Mon 09-Sep-13 09:48:13

So, the school finishes at 3pm and I usually put on the TV for them (I have a 3yr old too) around 5pm while I cook and they can relax. I'm not sure what I could between 3-5pm really. There is a park and library nearby so we are planning to do that, and DS loves being read to, so there will be a library visit most days.
Does anyone do anything else? I don't want to tire out DS too much, so I don't really want him to go to after school activities, maybe till after christmas, depending on how he is coping with his tiredness. He does get quite tired and is in bed by about 7pm.

He is not the kind of child who is chilled out and just wants to relax when he is tired. When he is tired he just annoys his little sister and acts silly, throwing things around, so it's really quite stressful unless there is an organised activity. I was thinking of doing baking/cooking with them....
Anymore ideas?

Adikia Mon 09-Sep-13 10:59:43

we walk home via the park if its dry, I listen to DD read and then put the TV on for her while i cook dinner, eat, bath and then bed. If its wet we will come home and make stuff or cook or visit the library, or let her play on the cbeebies website.

peppajay Mon 09-Sep-13 14:41:05

Similar to Adikia. Go to the park if it is dry sometimes take the scooters but a real bind carrying two up to school so try to avoid this. Otherwise home and children take it in turns to go on cbeebies website and watch TV!! My kids do not really do tv and only like show me show me and tikkabilla so tend to series link these for them to watch after school!

Suddengeekgirl Mon 09-Sep-13 14:46:58

Ds has just started FT at reception today. confused
It took him 2 full days to recover from one day of reception last week so the general plan is to do nothing after school! smile

He will be swimming today but this is prebooked ad he does love it. I also have a sneaking suspicion that he will grab a cat nap in the car on the way! smile

flootshoot Mon 09-Sep-13 16:28:20

We have a bit of an epic journey home - a twenty minute walk, short train journey then another twenty minute walk, OR an hour walk if we do the whole way on foot. So that's our after school activity for now!!

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Mon 09-Sep-13 21:57:16

Mine are at childminders, so after a walk home she gives them a snack and turfs them into the garden or lets them have free run of toys in the playroom.

I get them at 5pm and we head home for cuddles, a chat and a bit of TV.

One night a week is swimming.

DS2 is Reception, DS1 is Y2

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